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    Humphry Marine

    Humphry Marine develops hydrogen powered electric drives for leisure boats and yachts.
    We are a collection of sailors, boat and water enthusiasts with the clear commitment to do something against its pollution. Humphry Marine is tackling the fact that leisure boats nowadays still use an outdated technology, while being one of the most costly gadgets available. They are inefficient, noisy, smell and are polluting our air and waters.
    We are convinced that future mobility solutions will be electric and of course it also accounts to the maritime industry. While battery systems have drawbacks in maritime applications, the Humphry Marine propulsion system is based on hydrogen fuel cells. This is what makes the Humphry Drive unique.
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    Nuventura is on a mission to transfer power to our homes safer, greener and more efficiently. The company pioneers in the research and development of innovative power grid technology and licenses its innovative intellectual property to a global network of production partners. By centralizing its knowledge, Nuventura helps to make clean energy technology more accessible.
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    bikuh - pedal for payback

    bikuh connects the advertising industry with bicycle riders. Anyone owning a bike can place an advertisement on it and in return gets paid up to 20 cents for each ridden kilometre. This financial incentives motivates people to rider more often their bike and less their car. It is scientifically proven that it works and thus we save CO2 emissions. And advertisers profit from advertisements that are mobile and are ridden directly by their target group. Through an app bikuh tracks each ride and allows for digital analysis tools of the exposure of the campaign that are unknown to outdoor advertisement.
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    Carbon Delta

    CARBON DELTA is a boutique equity research firm that specializes in identifying and analyzing the climate change resilience of publicly traded companies. We have developed a proprietary evaluation system that helps investors assess climate risks in their portfolios. We identify how much a company’s value is possibly affected by climate change.
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    PlanBlue produces a unique and cost-efficient seafloor mapping technology: the HyperDiver. DiveRay technology creates unique, cost-efficient seafloor maps to solve present-day challenges. With this technology, the effects of climate change are visualised, interpreted and thus appropriate action can be taken. PlanBlue aims to become the standard in seafloor monitoring.
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    ecoligo provides a fully financed solar-as-a-service solution for businesses in emerging markets. With a complete digital platform for financing and delivering solar projects, ecoligo removes the barriers that prevent such projects from being realised. Supplying these businesses with affordable electricity enables them to grow and boost the local economy.
  • 7 provides opti.node, a Software-as-a-Service for commercial optimization and management of microgrids. opti.node allows industrial and commercial customers to make best use of on-site power production and helps to reduce the energy bill and carbon footprint likewise.
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    Blue Inductive

    Blue Inductive is a startup by former Fraunhofer employees and offers wireless charging systems with different power levels to efficiently recharge mobile robots and electric vehicles. The innovative etaLINK technology by Blue Inductive offers efficiencies far above 90% and is compatible with all modern battery technologies including supercaps.
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    The energy transition requires more flexible energy grids to integrate millions of renewable energy resources. Grid operators’ IT systems and processes are not ready for this challenge. envelio provides the software as a service solution "Intelligent Grid Platform" to assist grid operators in the next phase of the energy transition.
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    Green City Solutions

    Our solution, the CityTree, is the first vertical, ecologic-active communications platform, a combination of ecology and economy.
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    TWAICE makes digital twins reality. TWAICE’s understanding of digital twins means merging domain specific knowledge with IoT and artificial intelligence. TWAICE's technology stack (on-board and cloud analytic software) enables to analyze, predict and optimize the overall state of health of lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles. This enables to detect failures much earlier and by optimizing operating strategies, charging processes and system limits, a significant lifetime extension of the batteries can be achieved. Thus, TWAICE saves battery and electric vehicle manufacturers time and money.
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    Our ambitious goal is the development and production of an efficient Zero-CO2 ultra-lightweight aircraft for 2 people, which can take-off and land vertically and travel about 500 km at a velocity of 300 km/h.
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    Two thirds of all food thrown away could be avoided. Reducing avoidable food waste prevents unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions and helps restaurants to operate more cost efficiently. KITRO tackles this issue, by providing an automatic food waste management solution for the food and beverage industry. KITRO’s goal is to change the way that food waste is handled and brings back the value of food.
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    ChargeX - we develop a power strip to connect multiple electric cars to a single charging station. We thereby solve the problem of fully charged cars blocking the charging station. Our product allows a mostly automated plug-in process creating multiple charge points at low costs from a single charging station.
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    Refurbed is an online-marketplace for refurbished electronics that allows customers to buy refurbished products from selected merchants. The products are of high quality, having at least a 1-year warranty, significantly cheaper than new products and highly sustainable. In the future, Refurbed aims to cover nearly all electronic products to address the big hidden environmental issue: e-waste.
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    tado offers hard- and software to remote control heating. It detects when residents leave and return home and regulates heating accordingly.
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    Thermondo GmbH was founded 2012 with the aim to make the heating change as easy as possible. Thermondo already installs more heaters per month than the average SHK operation per year. That makes us Germany's leading heating specialist. Today, Thermondo is Germany’s first online-driven heating installer, where customers can create vendor-independent and free heating services from leading manufacturers, including service and installation, in real time with the help of an innovative heating planner.
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    S O NAH

    S O NAH is a machine learning sensor-platform for the future city. S O NAH has developed platform and AI algorithms which can be trained to solve urban challenges, like reducing parking traffic and the energy consumption of streetlights. The team strives to connect sensors in cities to make cities smarter and more sustainable.
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    E²T - Efficient Energy Technology

    The technological basis of our plug&play storage device is a patented measurement technology, that is able to detect the electricity consumption within the household from the plug of the device itself. The system consists of a small photovoltaic panel and the storage device. As soon as the consumer plugs it in, the PV generates electricity which is stored in the battery pack and at the
    moment electricity is consumed anywhere in the household, the devices detects it and electricity will be supplied back to the household grid.
    With our unique system, we enable PV applications in smaller scales, especially for existing households in urban areas.
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    E-nable+ Online Services

    80% of all global pre-developed renewable energy projects fail due to pitfalls in project development, lack of know-how and awareness of developers in communication with investors and high market intransparency for investors. Alterdyne is a digital platform operated and developed by E-nable+ Online Services GmbH, helping developers to leverage projects to bankability status while connecting them with the best investors globally. The platform is a Software-as-a-Service Tool for Developers to collect, structure, validate and present project information in a professional way to investors and EPCs. On the other hand Alterdyne is a high-quality consultancy platform for investors to identify suitable business opportunities in a fast and efficient way.
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    erdbeerwoche (strawberry week) is an innovative e-commerce platform for sustainable feminine hygiene.
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    KOMP-ACT produces fully integrated electric actuators within the same price range of pneumatics ones, with the same dimensions and lightweight. In the global world that we live in, packages are everywhere, from mail, to supermarkets, to pharma to electronics. Grand scale packaging requires costly machines to assemble, fill, seal, label and code. KOMP-ACT reduces the energy costs for the automation industry and its carbon footprint by up to 49 millions of tons of CO2 per year.
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    ESG Plus

    Our vision ist to „clean financial markets“ ( by making financial products (funds) transparent to the public (private investors like you and me). Together with leading environmental NGOs we will develop an online tool, that allows you to match your personal values (e.g. low carbon, fossil-free, nuclear-free etc.) with the best investment opportunities in the market. We have a subscription based business model for regular, in-depth users for 5-8 Euro per month (with a freemium-version for basic functionality). On the B2B-side we sell data-packages to asset managers for a yearly fee of €20.000-30.000 per client. We will also certify truely „clean“ funds together with our NGO-partners on the basis of the top-ranking funds. Re. impact: The dirtiest 30 funds in Austria finance 86 Mt of CO2 if we shift 10% to fossil-free funds, this saves the yearly emissions of 1 mio. Austrians!
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    Food & Energy Campus Groß-Gerau

    The Food & Energy Campus aims to interconnect different branches of agriculture in order to produce high quality food for the region in a resource efficient manner. We question conventional concepts of agriculture and develop new methods and technologies to ameliorate the production system. Companies with expertise in different fields of agriculture like greenhouse technologies, aquaculture, biogas production and soil substrate production, combine their knowledge in a network for a sustainable food production.
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    MAIOT is using machine learning and advanced analytics to predicting the maintenance of trucks. Fleet managers operate multiple truck brands and models. MAIoT’s software offers them a multi-brand solution. Using artificial intelligence and machine learning, they are able to predict breakdowns on the road to prevent late deliveries or interruptions of the cooling chain. MAIOT simplifies the daily routine of maintenance scheduling, reduce the operating costs and keep the truck on the road where it belongs.
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    Gelatex Technologies

    Gelatex is an eco-friendly leatherlike textile that is chemically identical to leather. The material is produced using only natural non-toxic substances and gelatin that is made of waste of meat industries. Gelatex is affordable eco-textile that is easy to produce in big quantities and therefore suitable for mass fashion or furniture brands.
    BUSINESS MODEL: Gelatex Technologies supplies gelatin from gelatin factories and uses that to produce leatherlike textile Gelatex. Gelatex can be sold to several sewing industry companies, but target market is mass fashion or furniture brands.
    VISION: We plan to have first sewable samples by Q4 of 2017 and enter to the market of mass fashion brands by Q4 of 2018. Our vision is to be known world widely as an eco-friendly alternative to leather and earn 4 million euros of profit in 2022
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    Cloud-based Monitoring and Control Solutions for Off-Grid Power Systems<br>We help off-grid operators to keep systems up & running for their entire lifespan by offering a platform which can integrate technology from any manufacturer.<br>
    By streamlining data analysis and visualization into a single platform, we enable detailed understanding of the whole system as well as remote management and configuration
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    JOYCE is the world’s first scent-based retronasal drinking system which makes it possible to drink pure water while enjoying a delicious taste.
    The JOYCE drinking system adds scented air to pure drinking water. While drinking, a mixture of air and water reaches the mouth where the air separates from the water and is retronasally perceived as flavor. The effect is amazing! While drinking pure water free from additives, sugar, calories or aromas one can still enjoy various delicious tastes.
    With JOYCE, we tackle two major problems of our time. The wasteful cycle of using one way drinking bottles and health problems caused by unhealthy drinks.
    We will generate two separate streams of income. One results out of selling the drinking system itself, the other one from continuously selling the aroma pods which last for about 20l of water.
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    Worldwide, about 14 % of electricity is used on lighting. LEDCity is a startup from the Technopark Zürich, supported by the Swiss Climate Foundation and the Swiss Federal Office of Energy. Their goal is to significantly reduce energy consumption in the lighting sector. For this purpose, the startup developed autonomous LED tubes, which were designed as 1 to 1 replacement for fluorescent tubes. The autonomous LED tubes decide when and how much light is needed and collect data, reducing energy consumption by 90% on average.
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    Manticore It -, vertical barrel

    The aponix vertical barrel takes the defacto standard equipment in mordern horticulture to the next level enabling users to set up grow spaces not only in 2D but in a flexible vertical 3D way. Cultivation area is translated from flat surface to the surface of barrel like towers, of which the height is flexible adding more grow spaces with additional height. The concept abstracts the barrel down to basically one lego like shape being 1/6th of a ring segment of a barrel. Each of the parts provides adapters on its surface. 6 of these parts are assembled into a ring segment, and any number of ring segments are then stacked as high as there can be beneficial atmosphere created for the cultivation of a crop.
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    We have the green alternative to solder, which has superior properties to those interconnections made from lead/tin-solder! Our
    sinter paste can be processed on using the exact same machines as in the former used soldering processes, but the resulting
    products are green and long life approved.
    We improve the heat issues by factor 20, improve the resitance by factor 12 and therefore can prolong the lifetime of electronic
    components up to 10 times!
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    prosumergy equips buildings, used by multiple tenants, with PV systems for on-site consumption of locally produced energy. In doing so, they act both as PV project developer and green electricity provider: They identify operating sites, put up and run PV systems adjusted to local needs and sell solar power directly to tenants.<br>
    Moreover, prosumergy opens up investment opportunities in local energy provision for citizens as well as businesses in the places they live and operate. Hence, prosumergy upgrades the built environment and promotes sustainable cities. Prosumergy integrates solar energy into urban infrastructure to foster citizens’ participation in the “Energiewende”
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    pydro develops a smart plug and play turbine to recovery energy from the differential pressure in water pipe networks which would otherwise be lost. The main advantages of pydro's technology is the compact design which reduces installation costs and the pitch control which increases the energy efficiency rate.
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    ecoworks provides end-to-end refurbishment solutions to housing associations and house owners with over 5,000 units. Based on the Dutch Energiesprong concept, ecoworks installs prefabricated facade and roof elements in much shorter project cycles than conventional insulation technologies. A roof will contain sufficient PV panels and electricity storage to reach the NetZero energy standard.
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    Reusable Laundry Detergent (ReLaDe) changes the concept of how laundry is done. It is the basis for the first reusable laundry detergent system in the world. Chemical detergents are toxic and harm reproductive health when spread into the water ecosystem. Instead of these toxic compounds, biological enzymes can be used without any loss of performance and with lower energy consumption.To address this issue, we use magnetic nanoparticles to bind enzyme molecules and magnetize them. The resulting magnetic detergent molecules can be easily removed from waste water via magnetic force and reused in subsequent wash cycles for months. Thus, we have redesigned the laundry detergent concept, creating a sustainable, reusable product which, if produced on an industrial scale and adopted into wide-spread use, could have significant positive health and environmental implications.
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    BATREMAN remanufactures batteries from electric vehicles. Therefore the startup takes used batteries, analyses them, and makes the best decisions for each component’s recovery strategy. The batteries are disassembled, sorted, and remanufactured. New batteries can then be built, and remaining components follow specific recycling routes.
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    Energy efficiency is an untapped potential in nearly all companies, building and infrastructure operators, municipalities, as well as private households.
    Additionally, it is one of the top priorities of the agenda of the European Union and all energy providers.
    The unique approach of Seensy includes not only outstanding technology (AI, Big data, IoT), but also a human-centric approach based on techniques to change the behaviour regarding the use of energy.
    This approach/combination can save 30-50% of energy in most environments.
    Seensy offers this services in a risk sharing business model, where the energy savings are covering more than the project expenses.
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    SirPlus massively saves and reduces B2B surplus food by matching supply and demand efficiently through our secondary market (digital marketplace) for surplus food. We bring wonky and expired food back into the circular economy (B2C & B2B).
    We receive surplus food from retailers, logistics players and producers for free and sell it at discount prices through our store, delivery and online shop. Of all food provided to us, we will distribute 20% to NGOs for free.
    We have received a €100k loan to start operations and convinced 4 major supply partners who committed us surplus food worth 6-7 digits in 2017. Further, we have acquired a strong same-day-delivery partner in Berlin. Our aim is to save >500 tons of food in 2017. Overall, there is huge potential in the EU with 50% food waste while >40% of it is still eatable, thus a theoretical market potential of food worth >40 bn €.
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    Based on a revolutionary concept, Solabolic parabolic trough will lead to a paradigm shift in the solar thermal industry. Its unique, patented design enables, on the one hand, to realize much larger collectors, while preventing the focus deviation due to wind loads, and eliminating inefficiency of large collectors and on the other hand, to avoid expensive and complicated manufacturing processing, which maximises the local content, especially in the developing countries (with the world's greatest solar resources) and supports the political decision in these countries towards solar energy, as we offer an economic advantage of manufacturing the collectors for the most part locally. All this leads to a significant reduction of the energy costs and accelerates the use of solar energy.
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    As an online provider of solar systems ZOLAR enables residential home owners to take the first step towards energy self-sufficiency. Based on the configuration of individual solar systems we foster the self-supply of clean electricity, heat and mobility.
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    Kaffeeform offers a plant-based material alternative to replace conventional plastics based on crude oil. The company recycles coffee grounds for its overall recipe. The current product range includes a range of coffee cups and saucers plus a reusable coffee cup to reduce the increasing numbers of disposable waste.
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    SeedForward is an agricultural innovation start-up, focusing on solutions for a climate resilient and sustainable agriculture. Developing non-chemical seed products, SeedForward will tackle the worldwide agriculture market.
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    Volterion has developed a new generation of redox-flow batteries and related components for industrial bulk energy storage. By applying novel materials and a fully automated high throughput manufacturing processes for the core battery component "Stack", manufacturing cost of these batteries are reduced by half. Volterion aims to becoming the world’s largest supplier of redox-flow stacks to battery manufacturers.
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    Daphne Technology

    Daphne Technology's NanoScrubber solution helps commercial ship to reduce toxic air emissions and meet international regulations in a cost-efficient manner. With this technology the marine industry can use the most inexpensive fuels available while being always compliant and avoiding toxic emissions.
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    Vienna Textile Lab

    Vienna Textile Lab matches design and new technologies, producing natural dyes made from bacteria. On an industrial scale the use of bacterial dyes is reducing CO2 production, and severely reduces toxic waste from the textile industry. Vienna Textile Lab aims to provide a real alternative to synthetic dyes made from crude oil substances.
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    Oxara transforms excavation materials into sustainable concrete. The team has developed an innovative technology that enables the production of a sustainable concrete: low cost and low CO2 from excavation materials. Excavation material represents billions of tons of waste produced worldwide. In the meantime, concrete accounts for 8% of CO2 emissions and a billion tons of resources depletion. Oxara's cement-free concrete is a competitive alternative for concrete and fired brick in low-rise buildings and affordable housing.
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    stenon AgTech

    Stenon AgTech is the first real-time soil analysis solution for agriculture, putting a laboratory in the hand of any farmer. With their IoT solution, consisting of intelligent sensor fusion, artificial intelligence and data analysis, farmers become the owner of their own laboratory. stenon FarmLab enables farmers around the world to return soil to its natural balanced state, saving fertilizer and reducing over-fertilization, increasing yields and gaining deep soil insights. stenon strives to reduce soil analyzation costs and makes them globally achievable for any farmer.
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    Onwrks is a Berlin-based software startup, specialising in digital tools for wind turbine data management. Onwrks creates a failure prediction software for wind turbines. The team believes that deep learning algorithms can be a game-changer for the interpretation of turbine data, enabling advanced tools for forecasting and analysis. Improving the visibility of turbine performance is the first step towards a pro-active O&M strategy and significant cost reductions.
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    Analysis of water-impurities. UNISER has developed a fully-automated universal chemical sensor which can identify and quantify multiple different impurities of water. The target market is the semiconductor industry. This technology will help the semiconductor industry maintain the purity level of rinsing water used in chip production, eventually improving the reliability and manufacturing yield of the chips. It will also reduce the water and energy consumption of the semiconductor industry.

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    bookitgreen is the first platform connecting travelers with sustainable holiday accommodations around the globe, using state-of-the-art technology. One can book everything from organic farm-stays and luxury ecolodges to urban flats and green hotels. bookitgreen redefines how travelers book sustainable holiday accommodations.
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    APARUS develops biomass furnaces as ecofriendly and lucrative heating technology, which not only produce heat but also high-quality biochar. Amongst other fields, biochar finds application in agriculture. It there helps to revitalize poor soils, increase animals’ health and improve fertilizer efficiency. This way the needed amount of agrochemicals decreases drastically. APARUS will be the first to offer a fully automatic furnace in the lower power range of 25 to 250kW for decentralized installation to close this gap.
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    Acrai has the vision to make agriculture more sustainable and efficient. In a first step, Acrai aims to disrupt the $26B herbicides industry. Acrai builds autonomous robots for non-chemical weed removal.
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    Pickwings is a cloud based platform, which connects trucking companies with the shipper industry. Today 25% of the trucks on the roads are empty. However, carriers have little to no possibility to find shipments on their route. With its technological approach, Pickwings helps carriers to find shipments near their empty trucks, which will increase efficiency and lead to lower prices for the shipping industry.
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    Rare Earth Recycling Technology

    Rare Earth Recycling Technology creates raw material for cleantech. The team developed a recycling solution for technologically and strategically relevant raw materials from end of life e-wastes. They create sustainability through appropriate waste management; ensuring business opportunities.

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    CAALA is a one-stop shop solution for architects regarding all aspects related to energy and environmental performance of buildings. The CAALA plug-in provides real-time information on the energy demand, CO2-emissions and compliance with building regulations in the early design phase. The CAALA energy consulting network offers individual, detailed performance analysis, provides energy certificates and supports the application for subsidies.
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    Hawa Dawa

    Hawa Dawa developed a new bottom-up air quality monitoring technique based on artificial intelligence. It provides remote, real-time and in-situ air quality data anywhere and anytime. Risk-groups, such as Asthmatics, COPD patients, children and pregnant women can finally control their air pollution exposure, while policy makers can make impactful and informed decisions to improve urban air quality. At the heart of our solution lays our CE-certified sensor node, which has been endorsed by top industry scientists as being both accurate and state-of-the-art.
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    Ridetronic with a total weight of 13 kg, the TronicDrive-Bike is 50 % lighter than conventional e-bike models. Its minimal weight enables a perfect and easy everyday use as well as an ideal riding behaviour. The innovative and fully integrated drive technology leads to a simple and elegant design. The battery can be fully charged within 2 hours and enables ranges of more than 60 km. Via the smartphone-app the level of electrical support can be perfectly adjusted.